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killed and many more missing after a strong earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. the number of deaths is likely to rise as emergency workers came through the debris. our central america correspondent in neighboring mexico city where there were tremors. >> this was the largest earthquake in guatemala since 1976. such was its power that it sent residence and office workers running into the streets as far away as mexico city. in the guatemalan capital, guatemala city, the impact was much greater. dowling masonry and damaging buildings. the country's civil emergency authorities immediately issued a national alert and the president told people to stay outside of their crack homes for fear of aftershocks. >> any time we have an earthquake of this magnitude, there is a very high risk of after shocks. there have already been 5. there could be after shocks that could have the intensity to cause more damage to the population that has already been affected. >> the real devastation, however, took place near the epicenter of the pacific coast in the border region of san marcos. there, is
of the of guatemala's pacific coast. it is also -- was also felt in el salvador and mexico. days of relentless rain have left more than two-thirds of the libyan -- italian city of venice submerged. thousands have been forced to flee. 70% of venice has been flooded, and more than 200 people evacuated from their homes in tuscany because of severe weather. a combination of the heavy rains and strong winds did caused the flooding and many have been evacuated from the area. let's talk to alan johnston and has been covering this from rome. what are you hearing there? >> this is a kind of year when dennis knows it must brace for flooding. this is a time of year for these weeks in autumn, where large, high tide surges through the city on occasion quite commonly. but what we have seen over the last 24 hours has been something extraordinary. the six highest tides since records began back about 130 years ago. at one point, as he said, 70% of venice was under water yesterday. strong, southerly winds coming up the adriatic, driving mass of water into venice's lagoon. and torrential rain across a large swath of
. rescue workers are continuing to search for survivors of a powerful earthquake in guatemala. more than 50 people were killed in the strongest quake to hit the country in more than three decades. the 7.4-magnitude quake caused devastating land slides that can be felt up to 1,000 kilometers away. prince charles and his wife, camilla, the butch he is of cornwall, have toured parts of sydney, taking in a quick ride across the harbor, before meeting members of the australian defense borders. the royal couple are on a six-day tour of australia to mark the diamond jubilee. the biggest syrian opposition bloc, the syrian national council, is under pressure to join up with other rebel groups to create a more unified leadership. nations supporting the opposition have tied the promise of increased financial support to a restructuring of the opposition. representatives of the key rebel organizations have been meeting in doha, the capital of qatar, to discuss the formation of a single 60-member leadership group which would present itself as, they say, the sole legitimate representative of the syrian pe
shelters. >> at least 40 people have been killed in an earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. most of the victims were killed in the northwestern state of san marcos, which saw heavy damage. lawmakers in greece have approved a new round of austerity cuts amidst massive protests. on wednesday, the greek parliament narrowly backed a $13.5 billion austerity package featuring tax hikes and pension cuts -- greece's's fourth austerity package in three years. more than 100,000 people took to the streets of athens to oppose the measure, capping a three-day strike and staging greece's largest protest since august. the protest ended in clashes with police firing tear gas to disperse the crowd. turkey has unveiled plans to ask that nato deploy patriot missiles along its border with syria. the move would effectively create a no-fly zone over the turkey-syrian border. the move comes as syria is seeing some of its worst violence to date, with reports of dozens, if not hundreds, of deaths over the past week. at the united nations, undersecretary general for political affairs warned that syria is
is worried about honduras and guatemala going red. i made a film called "salvador" and i saw soldiers the remind me of my own experience in vietnam. soldiers walking around lost, white skin and all that saying, what are you doing here? i asked him about vietnam bred they did not want to discuss it. death squads, terror, the right wing parties of central america took their nine from reagan. they killed a lot of -- what a mall was bloody. it was a dirty war. >> and you went back years later and told the story of the change in latin america. >> in the 1990's. that comes out of the economics of ronald reagan. south america is decimated by the international monetary fund and world bank. the people turned against it. these are democratically elected new leaders in the 21st century. they came in because of the disastrous policies of ronald reagan. >> i want to get to president obama. in the last chapter of your book, it is called "obama: managing and wounded empire." you are fiercely critical of him, but he also supports him. >> i support him because the military was more frightening. it is
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